BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to Williams in its regular season finale Saturday.
The Polar Bears, ranked seventh nationally, finish their regular slate with a record of 13-5. Williams, ranked first in Division III, improves to 17-1 on the year.
Williams emerged from doubles play with a 2-1 advantage thanks to a hard-fought win at #3 as Alex Stone and Linda Shin edged Pilar Giffenig and Tiffany Cheng with a 9-8 (7) victory. Kate Winingham and Samantha Stalder accounted for the other Bowdoin point in doubles action, earning a 8-6 triumph at #2.
Emma Lewis was the lone Polar Bear to come away with a victory in singles action, taking a straight-set, 6-0, 6-4 win at #5. Joulia Likhanskaia (#2) and Kyra Silitch (#6) both pushed their matches to a third set before falling.
Bowdoin will host the NESCAC Championship next weekend in Brunswick. Tournament pairings and schedule will be announced next week.
Williams 7, Bowdoin 2
1. Shoemaker, Kara/Curran, Rebecca (WILLIAMS) def. Lewis, Emma/Likhanskaia, Joulia (BOWDOIN) 8-5
2. Winingham, Kate/Stalder, Samantha (BOWDOIN) def. Pylypiv, Maria/Elkins, Kathleen (WILLIAMS) 8-6
3. Shin, Linda/Stone, Alex (WILLIAMS) def. Giffenig, Pilar/Cheng, Tiffany (BOWDOIN) 9-8(7)
1. Shoemaker, Kara (WILLIAMS) def. Cheng, Tiffany (BOWDOIN) 6-0, 6-3
2. Kathleen Elkins (WILLIAMS) def. Likhanskaia, Joulia (BOWDOIN) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7
3. Shin, Linda (WILLIAMS) def. Winingham, Kate (BOWDOIN) 6-0, 6-1
4. Pylypiv, Maria (WILLIAMS) def. Stalder, Samantha (BOWDOIN) 6-2, 6-1
5. Lewis, Emma (BOWDOIN) def. Curran, Rebecca (WILLIAMS) 6-0, 6-4
6. Pastor, Monica (WILLIAMS) def. Silitch, Kyra (BOWDOIN) 4-6, 6-1, 10-3